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5/24/19 4:13 AM
2/20/09
Posts: 14634

https://apple.news/AX60TGi7ZTvmFDnEMZftfZA

 

Thousands of lives may be at risk this summer in Los Angeles and politicians could be to blame, according to one famous TV doctor.

Radio host and addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky talked about the horrific conditions on the streets of America's second-largest city Thursday before making the frightening prediction on Fox News Radio's "The Brian Kilmeade Show," which also airs on Fox Nation.

"I live in the great state of California, the utopia that is California, which is a nightmare," Pinsky said.

"I want to give you a prediction here. There will be a major infectious disease epidemic this summer in Los Angeles."

Pinsky described to Kilmeade what he believes to be the almost medieval conditions in the City of Angels and compared local politicians to Nero, the infamous Roman Emperor who allegedly fiddled while his nation burned.

"We have tens and tens of thousands of people living in tents. Horrible conditions. Sanitation. Rats have taken over the city. We're the only city in the country, Los Angeles, without a rodent control program. We have multiple rodent-borne, flea-borne illnesses, plague, typhus. We're gonna have louse-borne illness. If measles breaks into that population, we have tuberculosis exploding. Literally, our politicians are like Nero. It's worse than Nero," Pinsky said.

Homelessness and trash are a growing problem for residents in Los Angeles and as the garbage piles up, so do the rats, fueling concerns about flea-borne typhus, according to a report this week.

Pinsky said the city's homeless situation and sanitation crisis are out of hand and politicians are doing nothing to stop it. He believes the mentally ill will suffer the most and that officials are not reacting to an eventual epidemic.

"It's like nothing I've ever seen in my life," Pinsky said. "I feel like I'm on a train track waving at the train and the train is going to go off the bridge. The bridge is out.

Pinsky added, "Here's what I want to do, I want to take away qualified immunity from the politicians so we can go after them for reckless negligence."

5/24/19 4:13 AM
2/20/09
Posts: 14635

Thoughts?

5/24/19 4:53 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 47990

From what I know about California, their solution will somehow involve more taxes on the people

5/24/19 4:57 AM
2/20/09
Posts: 14643

Lol, the Rat-Tax?

Anyone live in LA and want to comment?  I’m genuinely curious if this is an accurate depiction of the city.

5/24/19 5:01 AM
8/18/13
Posts: 8478

It’s an accurate, if over exaggerated point to most big first world cities. Part of the greed that runs big cities is inevitably cutting shit like waste disposal, hence most big cities are a flashy exterior with a dirty, rotten underbelly 

5/24/19 5:32 AM
1/23/06
Posts: 100355
LA is becooming a camping ground. RVs line the streets and they dump their waste illegally on the roads.
5/24/19 5:54 AM
4/19/09
Posts: 16678

Yes the politicians are shit, but the idiots there continue voting them in. Shit like the above is how they will cause serious issues and cost lives all over the country. 

Get out the ones worth saving and then Napalm the whole damn place. 

5/24/19 7:00 AM
12/15/11
Posts: 24250

Wow, that's crazy!

5/24/19 7:10 AM
11/7/07
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Matt Serra
5/24/19 7:11 AM
9/22/16
Posts: 16176
Like I say, we need to build the wall around California. Don't let Californians infest your state.
5/24/19 7:48 AM
1/1/01
Posts: 47999
AnthonyWeiner - Like I say, we need to build the wall around California. Don't let Californians infest your state.

They're already fleeing to Texas, and bringing their California ideas with them. The same ideas that made California into a state they had to flee. Not exactly the brightest bunch

5/24/19 7:57 AM
4/27/18
Posts: 829
sicko -
AnthonyWeiner - Like I say, we need to build the wall around California. Don't let Californians infest your state.

They're already fleeing to Texas, and bringing their California ideas with them. The same ideas that made California into a state they had to flee. Not exactly the brightest bunch

No shit, Callie go home

5/24/19 7:58 AM
10/31/10
Posts: 9796
sicko -
AnthonyWeiner - Like I say, we need to build the wall around California. Don't let Californians infest your state.

They're already fleeing to Texas, and bringing their California ideas with them. The same ideas that made California into a state they had to flee. Not exactly the brightest bunch

They already fucked Austin up, the place used to be as cool as Brooklyn in the mid 2000s now it’s fucking snowflake central.

5/24/19 8:00 AM
12/1/03
Posts: 1202
I lived in CA for 17 years, leaving in 2016. Went back last summer to hang out with a friend and felt like I was on an apocalyptic movie set driving through areas of L.A.

It was freaky to see so many homelss people wandering off of sidewalks right into the streets, like a zombie movie. I couldn't believe the problem had grown so quickly in the three years I was gone.
5/24/19 8:01 AM
3/18/02
Posts: 87099
sicko - 

From what I know about California, their solution will somehow involve more taxes on the people


this

bunch of idiots content with electing bigger idiots

fuck em

5/24/19 8:02 AM
6/2/09
Posts: 6053

walk around LA and it is truly un believable. 

keeps getting worse, tents everywhere....everywhere

 

Filth flarrin filth.............

 

 

luckily for now, I live about an hour North

5/24/19 8:06 AM
12/27/12
Posts: 1087

Skid Row in LA is fucking crazy. It’s huge. I was out there in November. We stayed less than a mile away. You have gentrification rolling in, Whole Foods, Target, the Ritz Carlton, then mere blocks away is miles of homeless people. They are all over the city, carrying disease, touching all those door handles that you touch, using the bathrooms that you use. 

 

My friend was going to retire to Eureka, CA, 4 hour drive north of San Francisco. Beautiful old houses, costal town. It also now has a huge homeless population, an encampment outside of town of over 2000 of them. 

 

Mother cities like Phoenix give their homeless one way bus tickets to LA. It is beyond fucked. Hepatitis and Typhus are spreading. 

5/24/19 8:11 AM
10/16/10
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donkypunch55 - 

Thoughts?


Why don't you like progress?
5/24/19 8:14 AM
11/17/02
Posts: 10089

I wish they would stop moving here.

Every time a Cali transplant comes into my shop for the first time, they are telling me about how they are from Cali and how great it is there. Well, feel free to go back then!

5/24/19 8:15 AM
12/27/12
Posts: 1088

In San Francisco there is currently a battle going on, the mayor wants to put a new homeless shelter smack dab in the middle of their riverfront/tourist area. 24 hour access, free food and medical care. The people of San Fran have started a go fund me to raise money for a legal battle against it but the tech billionaires have started a counter fund. Why the fuck do they want a homeless shelter right there?

5/24/19 8:16 AM
10/16/07
Posts: 21181
Dreville79 -

It’s an accurate, if over exaggerated point to most big first world cities. Part of the greed that runs big cities is inevitably cutting shit like waste disposal, hence most big cities are a flashy exterior with a dirty, rotten underbelly 

I think the tents everywhere around town and shit on every corner are uniquely SF.

 

those might seem like typical big city things....but they are on another scale in California (SF) compared to other major cities

5/24/19 8:30 AM
11/16/08
Posts: 15408

Dr. Drew has been saying this for a while now. 

5/24/19 10:00 AM
3/14/04
Posts: 130498
Housing costs and a lack of good paying jobs.

5/24/19 10:09 AM
4/3/08
Posts: 6564
sicko -
AnthonyWeiner - Like I say, we need to build the wall around California. Don't let Californians infest your state.

They're already fleeing to Texas, and bringing their California ideas with them. The same ideas that made California into a state they had to flee. Not exactly the brightest bunch

The problem is they love those ideas and policies. They’ve just been priced out of Cali living. They don’t seem to understand that those ideas and policies will soon cause the same issues in the places they move to. 

They’re wrecking my state too. 

5/24/19 10:18 AM
5/17/19
Posts: 42

I grew up in Southern California my entire life. I am still here. Over the last five or 10 years, and especially lately, there are more illegals here than ever before. The streets are getting dirtier. There’s more homeless. Infrastructure like her highways are going to absolute hell. Taxes are some of the highest in the nation, gas is four bucks a gallon for the cheapest shit, traffic on the freeways is insane. My buddy he’s a correctional officer, he says it’s creeping up to about half the population of prisoners being illegal. It’s insane the amount of illegal immigrants that are actually here. They take up so much resources. It’s going to be interesting to see how California looks in another five or 10 years. I’m scared for California. I’m scared for this nation.